I cannot thank enough every single person from Cave for the love, kindness, professionalism and thoughtfulness they have showed me and my rescue dogs over the years, it has made a crucial difference.

Debbie Lock

Selected Publications Frances Taylor-Brown

We are pleased to present below recent publications from our neurologist Frances Taylor-Brown. Our neurology clinicians are research active, contributing to the literature with original research and collaborative projects in the UK, but also worldwide. Frances’s publications are free to read via the links below. Their research is published in peer-reviewed journals and conforms to UK ethical guidelines. If you would like to know more about particular aspects of these, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Frances Taylor-Brown BSc(Hons)BVetMed(Hons) MVetMed Dip ECVN MRCVS

Comparison of medical and surgical treatment for acute cervical compressive hydrated nucleus pulposus extrusion in dogs 

Borlace T, Gutierrez-Quintana R, Taylor-Brown FE, De Decker S.
Vet Rec. 2017 Dec;181(23):625. doi: 10.1136/vr.104528. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis causing L4 and L5 nerve root entrapment.
Taylor-Brown F, De Decker S.
J Small Anim Pract. 2017 Dec;58(12):724. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12729. Epub 2017 Sep 23. Review. No abstract available.

IMAGING DIAGNOSIS-IMAGING AND HISTOPATHOLOGIC CHARACTERISTICS OF A VERTEBRAL HAMARTOMA IN A CAT.
Taylor-Brown FE, Lamb CR, Martineau H, Muir C, Beltran E.
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2018 Mar;59(2):E12-E16. doi: 10.1111/vru.12454. Epub 2016 Dec 1.

Cervical Vertebral Body Chordoma in a Cat.
Hampel R, Taylor-Brown F, Priestnall SL.
J Comp Pathol. 2016 May;154(4):319-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2016.03.006. Epub 2016 May 4.

Risk factors for early post-operative neurological deterioration in dogs undergoing a cervical dorsal laminectomy or hemilaminectomy: 100 cases (2002-2014).
Taylor-Brown FE, Cardy TJ, Liebel FX, Garosi L, Kenny PJ, Volk HA, De Decker S.
Vet J. 2015 Dec;206(3):327-31. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.10.010. Epub 2015 Oct 22.
Presumptive acute non-compressive nucleus pulposus extrusion in 11 cats: clinical features, diagnostic imaging findings, treatment and outcome.
Taylor-Brown FE, De Decker S.
J Feline Med Surg. 2017 Jan;19(1):21-26. doi: 10.1177/1098612X15605150. Epub 2016 Jul 10.

Inter-observer agreement of canine and feline paroxysmal event semiology and classification by veterinary neurology specialists and non-specialists.
Packer RM, Berendt M, Bhatti S, Charalambous M, Cizinauskas S, De Risio L, Farquhar R, Hampel R, Hill M, Mandigers PJ, Pakozdy A, Preston SM, Rusbridge C, Stein VM, Taylor-Brown F, Tipold A, Volk HA.
BMC Vet Res. 2015 Feb 18;11:39. doi: 10.1186/s12917-015-0356-2.